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reince priebus unveiling a 100-page taups that breaks down the failures of the 2012 election and the report is a harsh assessment of the challenges facing the gop. >> there's no one reason we lost. our message was weak. our ground game was insufficient. we weren't inclusive. we were behind in both data and digital. and our primary and debate process needed improvement. so there's no one solution. there is a long list of them. >> priebus says the republican national committee should do a few things immediately about some of the problems spelled out in the report, starting with a $10 million outreach program targeting african-american latino and younger voters, a rt shoer primary season, fewer debates and an earlier convention. more emphasis on early voting. an as that he can of voter turnout where democrats have fared much better. and the report also suggests using more hollywood celebrities to help change perceptions. and it plans to rip a page from the obama play book by launching a complete revamp of digital technology. senior editor mark murray is here with more on what th
today. and you were the first, as we said, iraq war vet to be elected to congress. when you hear about these casualties today on the ten-year anniversary, what is your reaction? do you believe that it needs to be more part of the discourse there in the beltway? >> without a doubt. it is not part of the discourse because most folks don't have skin in the game. less than 1% of americans have served in iraq or afghanistan. it goes to your point. we should be talking about this. it is the defining political issue of the last ten years. and it is just a colossal, strategic failure of the bush administration to know that we had almost 4,500 of america's best and brightest killed in action, over 32,000 wounded in action, and over 100,000 iraqis dead for an unnecessary war. and a war that should basically never have happened and also a war that we put our troops into harm's way, basically over a religious civil war without the amount of troops that the military generals asked for. >> what do you remember when you see this piece of news that we're reporting today? what do you remember back to t
. bibi netanyahu would not an election by the skin of his teeth. he only just managed to put together a coalition. his right wing partners would not go along, i suspect work the complete freeze on settlements. on the palestinian side, they're showing there might be some little wiggle room. they might agree not to call for as they say, open freeze on settlements. a nudge and a wink. that's what the president is doing and saying, look. don't stay so far away from each other that you cannot even listen to each other anymore. just try and get a little closer. be practical. find the political language that will satisfy your own bases but get the peace deal done. >> the nudge and the wink. i like that. mr. richardson, one final question. let's look ahead to tomorrow when the president will be traveling to jordan. president obama has been very care wfl the u.s. involvement in syria but jordan is of course the country dealing with the syrian refugee crisis. more than 450,000 syrians have fled to jordan so far. what do you expect to come out of tomorrow's meeting with king abdullah? >> well, k
. the taint of elections. this is the political environment that we live in. and up fortunately, it affects these issues which are incredibly emotional and after newtown, even more so. >> let's turn to immigration. >> the devil is in the details again. we understand after recess, that congressional leaders are supposed to take it up. if not, we understand, if there is some kind of slowdown or impasse, that there is a plan b here at the white house. the president has something ready to hand in a legislation on immigration reform. he wants this to happen this year. and we understand that will happen and just the last couple of days, we understand the president and senior administration officials have been calling leaders on the hill to make sure about other things as well. but to make sure this immigration issue is moving forward. >> chris, what will be the most contentious part of immigration reform? will it be the citizenship issue? >> absolutely. it is the definition of what amnesty is, if you will. this is where i think the distinction without a difference. both sides, i think, are coming
politicians' minds on an issue when an election is more than a year off. timing still mataries great deal in politics and it is how to see how $12 million spend in march of an offyear will have a tremendous persuasive effect on the incumbents. that is chris cillizza's analysis of michael bloomberg and his $12 million buy. do you see it that way? >> i think there is at love truth to that. when you talk about as many states as the map shows, 13 states, $12 million. we're not about a very serious buy. if you wanted to get serious, you're about tens and ten of millions of dollars. that being said whargts does do is start a conversation in some of these red states and the language in that commercial is very main stream acceptable language. >> not just the language. the look. i'm from texas. that's a good old boy on his pick-up. and he is appealing to a certain audience. >> so part of this, i think, is to make people comfortable with the debate. there will be around two and around three. especially when you're talking about gun control. this won't be settled in the next few days or weeks. i con
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